In order to be eligible to participate as an Intern, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years old by the date of your interview (16 for Level I High School Internship)
- One year of availablility to participate (6 months for Level I High School Internship)
- Valid Social Security Number & can pass background check
- Speak and read English fluently
- Daily access to email
- Reliable transporation to and from Escondido and Poway
- One-time, non-refundable $75 on-boarding fee (if accepted)
The Application Cycle for the Pathmaker Internship is now
Read below for information regarding the
2015 A Application Cycle
Interview/On-boarding Timeline for 2015 A:
Here are the important Milestones you should be aware of for the 2015 A Application and On-boarding Cycle:
- 2015 A Application Cycle Opens: Mid October, 2014
- Interviews Occur: November 15th, 2014 - December 9th, 2014
- Acceptance Notifications SENT: December 14th, 2014
The On-boarding process will begin once the acceptance notifications are sent and will continue through February, 2015
- Orientation Module 1 Sessions (tentative): Saturday, January 17th, 2015
- Orientation Module 2 & 3 Sessions (tentative): Saturday, January 24th, 2015 and/or Sunday, January 25th, 2015
- Department-Specific Orientation & Training: February, 2015
- Official Start Date (if cleared): March 1st, 2015
The session dates are approximate and may change once conditional acceptances have gone out. If you know you will be unavailable for these dates (out of town, in school, etc.), it is recommended that you delay applying until you are able to make the required dates.
Availability for the first rotation: Please note, as a new intern you will be expected to serve one 4-hour shift per week for the course of your first rotation without a gap between shifts of more than 14 days. This means that for 2015 A, you should only anticipate applying if you plan to be available for the On-boarding & Orientation dates above, and weekly from March 1st to May 31st, 2015.
Step 1: Schedule an Interview Appointment
Interviews for the Internship are held quarterly. Due to the large number of interested applicants, not all those who interview will be accepted to the internship.
- Follow THIS LINK to schedule an interview appointment online
- Interviews are held quarterly, if you are unable to find an available interview time, please email PathmakerInfo@palomarhealth.org to contact our Recruitment Team about possible waitlist opportunities
Step 2: Review the Requirements Packet
In order to be prepared for the upcoming onboarding process, you must review the 2015 A Pathmaker Requirements Packet. You will be responsible for this information and will need to sign off on your application that you have read and understood the content included in the packet
The Requirments Packet can be downloaded HERE
You will want to save a copy of this packet for reference during your application cycle.
Step 3: Complete the Internship Application
- Download the appropriate application and bring your completed application to your scheduled interview
- Click HERE to download the application for the Pathmaker Level I (High School) Internship
- Click HERE to download the application for the Pathmaker Level II/III (College/Adult)* Internship
The application form and all written responses should be completed and the application should be signed prior to the interview. The application will be collected when you arrive for your interview appointment.
Supporting materials (resume, cover letter, etc.) are currently not required with the application.
**Please make sure that you download the current application, as older applications will NOT be accepted.
Important Information for Applicants:
- Applicants arriving to their interview without an application or with an incomplete application will be asked to re-schedule. Applications should be typed using ONLY the current application form above (Re-applicants should submit a new application for this interview cycle; Former Interns do not need to submit the re-applicant supplemental essay)
- *If you are interested in the Medical Interpreting Program, please sign up for a Level II interview and download the application for the Level II program, you must be accepted to the Level II Internship and complete the first full rotation before being eligible to apply for the Interpreting Program.
- Interns are accepted and on-boarded every three months, with start dates of September 1st, December 1st, March 1st and June 1st. Please note that interviews scheduled to take place around those times will be for the NEXT cycle (e.g. if you interview in September, you will be starting December 1st)
- Prior to each interview cycle, a small number of Interview Readiness Workshops are held to help prepare those applicants who have not had extensive previous experience with professional interviews before. These dates and times will be sent out to all applicants within their interview confirmation emails. Please contact our Recruitment Team for more details.
- For any additional information or questions, please contact the Pathmaker Internship at Palomar Health: 760.432.1060 or email PathmakerInfo@palomarhealth.org.